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New royal wedding details revealed

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on January 6th, 2011 2 comments

With only four months to go, new details about the forthcoming nuptials between HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton have been announced this week. I know, six months to plan everything from guests, the wedding dress and food to security and reception music is insane. But planning a wedding in less than six months can be done, especially with the help of a few trusted aids, which I’m sure Miss Catherine has at her disposal 24/7.

Before the New Year, we knew that the date has been set as 29th April 2011 – which is now a bank holiday (hurrah!), the engagement ring was that of the Prince’s late mother, and the chosen venue is Westminster Abbey.

New details have now been made public by Clarence House.

The service will start at 11am, so make sure to head to Westminster Abbey in the early hours of the morning if you’re planning on witnessing the arrival of the royal couple in real life.

The bride will arrive to the service by car (what, no horse drawn carriage?), where she and her prince will be married by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Bishop of London will give the address.

Once officially wed, the royal couple will take the traditional processional route in a carriage (yes!) back to Buckingham Palace, where William’s grandmother, The Queen will host a reception that is certain to impress those lucky enough to get an invitation to the grand celebrations.

In the evening, Prince Charles will hold a private dinner at Buckingham Palace for his son and new daughter-in-law. There will be dancing Clarence House revealed, so we’re guessing this will be a strictly no-go zone for media.

Will you be heading to The Mall to catch a glimpse of the happy couple on the day?

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